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  • Day51

    Noosa - Fairy Pools

    October 21 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Before leaving Noosa we had to experience the famous Fairy Pools in Noosa National Park. They are natural rock pools you can swim in at low tide. Unfortunately we didn’t really do research and got there at the wrong time. We were definitely not going to swim in there. To comfort us from this tragic recognitional some dolphins showed up right at the cliffs 😍🐬
    Also we celebrated my birthday a few days late with some delicious pizza 🍕
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  • Day45

    Fraser Island

    October 15 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    The next three days we would spend on Fraser Island. The biggest sand island in the world. Because of that the only vehicles allowed are 4WD cars. Unfortunately you have to be over the age of 21 to drive on Fraser Island so we were not allowed to but the others did a great job. The whole island is quite impressive with its freshwater lakes and beautiful vegetation. Two other fascinating things are for one the shipwreck from WW1 that sinks deeper and deeper into the sand and the Dingos that walk around the island freely. They look just like cute little dogs but actually they are wolves and you should definitely not go near them.Read more

  • Day40

    Whitsundays - Day 2

    October 10 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    In the night we slept in the most uncomfortable of all time. It was shaped like a triangle so we constantly kicked each other. Partly above our bed were single beds so that every time we woke up or turned around, we bumped our heads and in the middle of the night at 2 am we heard a reaaaaaaally frightening noise below us in the sea. We still don‘t know what it could have been. 😰
    We had to get up bright and early the next morning, which wasn‘t a problem for us because we didn‘t even sleep much an were awake at like 5. This day we went to the famous Whitehaven Beach. The place everyone thinks of when hearing of the Whitsundays.
    Sadly it was pretty full of people but we didn‘t expect it otherwise. Now we had a few hours to just do what we wanted to do. After Linisa managed to get into the water despite her fright of little, deadly jellyfish we spent our time in the beautiful clear water.
    By the time we got back to Airlie Beach we had a new travel companion for the next few days. A german girl named Marieke.
    Later that night we went to the After Party we had at a Little bar. Linisa and I ate some delicios nachos, competed in a Beer Pong Championship but left the bar with Marieke and three others because it got too boring. The rest of the night we sat on the porch of the hut the others lived in at a hostel, talked about „god and the world“ and drank Goon for the first time and let me tell you it really is bad. 🤢🥴
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  • Day39

    Whitsundays - Day 1

    October 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    As we arrived in Airlie Beach, our 2-day sailing trip to the Whitsundays started at 8 o‘clock in the morning. Just after we got to know the crew members the SV Whitehaven set sails onto the ocean. It appears that dangling my legs off the sides off the boat would become one of my favorite things to do. About half an hour after we started the trip, we played a little name game to get to know everyone. We met people of different nationalities. Two girls from Spain, one guy from Belgium, a few from England and Germany and even one girl from South Africa. On the first day we went snorkeling at two different spots in the Great Barrier Reef. At the first spot we had the opportunity to go kayaking so that’s what Linisa and I did at first. After we got tired of it we wanted to try and go snorkeling. But just as we entered the water and the crew member had gone back, Linisa got a panic attack and wanted to get out of the water. I tried it about 10 minutes longer but I had to get out of the water too because I felt like I couldn‘t breathe. So we spent the rest of the time on the motorboat of the crewmember which was much more fun than floating around the cold ocean with a swim noodle, not being able to breathe normally. 😤😂
    After dinner and watching the most beautiful sunset ever, the captain came to the front of the boat and told us which of the stars above are the planets Venus, Saturn and Jupiter. It felt like being back in school but with much more interest and a much better teacher. He taught us why and when we can see which planets in the night sky. It all has to do with the quickness of the planets moving on their orbitals and the positions they have proportional to the earth and sun.
    After that the crew member that wasn‘t responsible for making food and being weird, Will, taught us something about fish. He told us about some different species of fish that live in the Whitsundays such as one species that changes their sex when the one, ruling male fish dies. The female fish start eating more and more and the female fish that eats the most and gets the fattest changes their sex and becomes the new ruling male. The things both of them told us have been really fascinating and I think this definitely was one highlight of this sailing trip even though it‘s something that simple.
    Will told us that he would be taking pictures for the two days so we didn‘t take that many but unfortunately his photos are really bad so bare with me. 😢
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  • Day34

    Magnetic Island

    October 4 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    The last two days we‘ve spent on Magnetic Island.
    We did a tour directly at our campsite which was really exciting and informative about several typical aussie animals such as the Black Headed Python, the Blue Tongue Lizzard, the Freshwater Crocodile, the Wombat and of course the Koala.
    Did anyone know that Eucalyptus is actually really toxic for koalas and that they can only eat 23 of 600 species? Yeah, me neither. Actually, Koalas can‘t even digest the leafs by themselves a special bacteria has to help, which they can‘t produce themselves. They have to eat some of their mothers puke in order to survive in the wild.
    On the Fort Track, a track which gives information about ruins of military camps, you can spot wild Koalas such as the one with its baby on its head.
    Apropos Koala heads, their brains are as small als both the nails of your pinky fingers together! As small as a grape! Literally the only things they are good at and care about are climbing, sleeping, distinguishing the more toxic eucalyptus leafs from the less toxic ones and eating those.
    You‘re welcome for this little excursion about Koalas. 🐨
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  • Day33

    Sunset in Townsville

    October 3 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    On our way to Magnetic Island, which belongs to Townsville we decided to stay in Townsville itself for a night.
    We didn‘t really do anything except for strolling around the streets, getting new piercings and watching the sunset from the big monolith in the middle of the city.

  • Day31

    Rafting in Tully River

    October 1 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    After spending a few days resurrecting from the jar we experienced at Windin Falls we decided to drive into crocodile territory and search for those, to face both of my fears.
    Just kidding, even though crocodiles really live in Tully River they do not live in the part we went rafting in.
    Linisa and I experienced a few fun hours with the best guide, the best people and the best views imaginable.
    We had plenty options to take a swim in the river and to drift with the stream or jump off a cliff about 7 metres above the water.
    I also did a backflip off the boat. Unintended, but I did.
    We came home with several bruises and even more aching muscles than before but it still was the best day we had until now.
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  • Day28

    Windin Falls

    September 28 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    On this day we decided to hike to the only spot I researched back home in Germany. The one spot I desperately wanted to visit.
    Windin Falls are located in the Wooroonooran National Park, which is a NP pretty far away from civilization. This means that the whole way, there was no service. If something happened we‘d have to walk all the way back to our car and drive until we‘d be outside.
    Our journey began when we parked our Tony a few kilometres away from the starting point so we had to walk about half an hour to just hike one and a half hours more.
    After about the half of the way, a german couple, Linisa and I stopped right before a corner because about 10 metres in front of us stood a big bird. A cossowary. Just of all things, there stood the most dangerous bird in the world, which I was afraid of for all the time we‘ve been in North Queensland.
    We still don‘t know who started running, either the bird or the german couple but suddenly all 5 of us were running all the way back.
    I can‘t even tell you how scared we‘ve been with a bird which reaches a body height of 2 metres and has claws which are 10 centimetres long.
    And the bird gets as fast as 50 km/h, faster as most humans.
    So we just ran for our lives with this bird only one metre behind us. When Linisa and I ran out of breath we did what you are supposed to do from the beginning. We hid behind a tree. The bird stopped with us and gazed at us for about 5 minutes. But then it just turned around and walked away.
    We continued the way up but couldn‘t really enjoy the view because the only thing we could think of was the way down we still had to take.
    Obviously we survived everything and are left with nothing but paranoia and beautiful pictures.
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  • Day26

    Daintree Rainsforest

    September 26 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In the end of september we spent a few days in the Daintree Rainforest. The oldest rainforest in the world. It‘s a whopping 180 million (!) years old.
    Every other rainforest died from time to time because of bushfires or because of other reasons.
    We spent the days with a lack of internet which was quite refreshing. Linisa and I spent more time wandering around the rainforest or reading. (I‘ve read nearly 5 books up there)
    Also we didn‘t take that much photos firstly because we enjoyed the views but secondly because the weather wasn‘t that good to be honest. It was quite cloudy and a bit rainy.
    But those few days still were really relaxing and beautiful.
    Even though I spent half of the day being scared to meet a crocodile or a cossowary.
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  • Day24

    Barron Falls

    September 24 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After sleeping at a beautiful and quiet campingplace with a huge lake we did a literal short trip to Kuranda to visit Barron Falls. When we arrived at the lookout we saw a huge lizard crawling around railway tracks.
    Shortly after taking pictures and enjoying the view we continued our way to Daintree Rainforest, simply because we couldn‘t find the entrance to the hiking track.Read more